Audi has ensured that the interiors bear a touch of the old fashioned rather than contemporary styling. Boasting of quilted leather in Cognac Brown on seats from Italian designer and furniture maker Poltrona Frau, piping is in Granite Grey while stitching on seats are in a contrasting color. Olive ash inlays are seen on the dashboard while white Alcantara headliners accentuate the entire cabin. Rear shelf if lined in matching Cognac Brown Alcantara while carpeting is in a matching jet grey.
The A8 is slated to be entering production in March 2014 and is limited to just 50 units, each of which will command a price of $135,000 for the US spec Audi A8. The upcoming model will possess a W12 engine built at the Quattro GmbH facility in Neckarsulm while a special logo on door sill trims will announce its exclusivity. For more information, scroll through the press release below.
The A8 Audi exclusive concept
Small-series production of A8 L W12 with exclusive interior
Leather from Italian designer furniture maker Poltrona Frau
Audi is introducing an exclusive special edition of its flagship. The A8 Audi exclusive concept with W12 engine (500 hp/368 kW) will be built at the quattro GmbH facility in Neckarsulm. The small-series production model, which is scheduled to begin rolling off the assembly line in March 2014, is strictly limited to 50 units.
Even the standard version of Audi’s flagship model, the A8, impresses with its uncompromisingly high standard of workmanship. In the cabin, its craftsmanship character can be experienced with all five senses. The brand is now taking this a step further with the A8 Audi exclusive concept, which features the W12 engine and is thus only available in the long body version.
The A8 Audi exclusive concept boasts a particularly elegant interior. Audi uses aniline leather in the color Agatha cognac. Sourced from the tradition-laden Italian designer furniture maker Poltrona Frau, this leather is particularly soft and natural looking. The center sections of the seats feature diamond quilting. The inlays are made of fine grain olive ash natural silver brown. Its gray-brown shade harmonizes with the granite gray piping, stitching and central pleat of the seats. The shade granite gray is also found on the steering wheel, the door top shoulders and the upper section of the instrument panel, which is covered with fine Nappa leather. The headlining is in snow white Alcantara, the rear shelf is covered with cognac brown Alcantara and the carpeting is jet gray.
The A8 Audi exclusive concept will be built in a limited production run of just 50 units. Each vehicle will have a special logo on the door sill trims.